The plot of this short student film is loosely based on a ride at Dutch theme park De Efteling, which usually is not a good sign. Luckily, writer-director Bots largely ignores the story of the ride, taking only the most dramatic ingredients and weaving them gently (if not seamless) into a story about gangs of robbers called Goat Riders, who terrorized the Dutch and Flemish countryside during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Production values are reasonably high, and the film features some fine performances and moody set pieces. Watch for the subtle reference to 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'.
First shown on dutch television, and subsequently sold on tape at the Efteling theme park. Director Bots would go on to direct several dutch TV series.
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